Hermes tie as an intern

I own a few Hermes ties, but Ive read a lot of conflicting stuff vis-a-vis what is acceptable to wear as an intern at an ibank. While obviously, I can rock the fuck out of these ties, I can empathize with someone who actually has a job at the bank, thinking "who does this prick think he is?".

tl;dr, can I wear an Hermes tie as an intern?

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Jan 24, 2018 - 6:49pm

This is almost as good as the kid who wanted to wear a Patek that his grandfather passed down to him during his SA internship..

Rocking Hermes ties is awesome, but not as an intern. Save the alpha for the FT offer.

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Jan 24, 2018 - 7:29pm

That's a 200 dollar tie vs a watch that probably costs over 20k. Quite the difference. And some offices really don't care if you wear Hermes ties (might be regional, can't comment on that). Don't wear the belt, though.

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:41pm

I was referring to an older post.. Big difference but similar concept.

It's risk/reward. Many people won't care about what you wear but you risk rubbing people the wrong way. As an intern, everyone is your superior, and you should desire to give the best impression. Anyone in FO finance will recognize a Hermes tie.. personally speaking, I wouldn't risk it just because I'd be cautious. Then again, if OP pulls it off nicely, what do I know.

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Jan 24, 2018 - 9:21pm

There will be plenty of people who wear Hermes and immediately recognize your tie. Of those people, a good portion will view an Hermes tie as a symbol of success - something they had to earn. Because you're an intern, you've obviously not earned it. This definitely could rub a handful of people the wrong way. Is it worth it? From a risk/reward proposition, what's to be gained by wearing it?

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Feb 2, 2018 - 5:49am

When wearing something on the glamorous edge

Make sure to establish a humble character hedge

Talk loudly about your meticulous recycling habits

Or how you spend your weekends helping orphaned rabbits

Reminisce about your student job as a fork truck operator

The fashion gestapo will let your hermes tie go. Thank me later.

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Feb 16, 2018 - 2:28pm

Uhm, year wear the dam tie. If anyone is sensitive (ohh, boohoo, his tie is nicer than mine) probably sucks at their job.

Capisce?

Feb 17, 2018 - 12:45am

I mean, I get where you're coming from but it's important to consider that whether they suck at their job/are oversensitive or not, at the end of the day their opinion of me is the difference between getting a job offer and being jobless. That being said, if I'm being honest it's probably not gonna stop me from wearing nice shit.

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:56pm

As an intern don't wear anything that is easily interpreted as being flashy / luxury branded. Fairly or not, you will be perceived as "that guy". That guy is someone who is either 1) a prestige whore 2) a money whore 3) lacking a personal identity so therefore has to compensate with status symbols 4) lacking self-awareness about his position in the banking scheme and how he could be perceived, or just generally lacking self awareness. In summary, more downside that upside.

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:21pm

Personally wouldn't care but the crux of it is, people will notice. You do well and they won't care, but if you suck you'll be labeled as a cuck who wears nicer shit than his intern colleagues but can't perform up to the mark

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Feb 23, 2018 - 1:31pm
TheBuellerBanker:

Personally wouldn't care but the crux of it is, people will notice. You do well and they won't care, but if you suck you'll be labeled as a cuck who wears nicer shit than his intern colleagues but can't perform up to the mark

Best answer to any of these posts I ever read. Honestly if you have the wherewithal to question it on this forum, you probably just shouldnt do it. Even if no one cares it will make you feel self conscious.

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:01am

I guess it depends on the kind of job and how your appearance is perceived at your job. There used to be interns in my company who would drive a Porche 911 or a BMW M3 to work, while other employees drove a Honda or Toyota. To me your appearance doesn't mean a thing as long as you're capable and perform at your job.

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:54am

As long as you (or others) don't make a big deal about it and you perform well I don't see an inherently huge problem.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 12:55am

Hermes tie as a SA (Originally Posted: 04/06/2012)

I know the answer I'll probably get, but could just one be really that bad?

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:57am

Yeah like Cali said, I don't think anyone will really care.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 12:59am

If you have to ask, you can't pull it off anyway.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 1:02am

I'm guessing this topic was triggered by the recent sale of Hermès ties on MyHabit...If you bought one at the price they were going for, you made off like a bandit, but now you can't just stash it in your closet and and act like it's Pandora's box or some shit after you've read some of the responses you've gotten. That'd be a horrible waste. Just rock it like you would any other tie. I doubt most people will be able to tell, anyway.

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:05am

Wear it.

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